Network infrastructure investment and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators, says TMT Finance

Topics such as network infrastructure business models, B2B and B2C convergence, M&A, digital transformation and partnerships, are among the key topics to be debated at TMT Finance Africa 2018 Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to global telecom, media and technology news and events company, TMT Finance (http://www.TMTfinance.com/africa/programme). “Like many telecom operators globally, the major African operators are having to juggle…

Winners Announced for Private Equity Africa Awards 2018

The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award was Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, Founding Partner and CEO at AFIG Funds Private Equity Africa (PEA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 GP & Advisor Awards. The awards saw 26 firms collect the much coveted accolades at the 7th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner hosted at London’s prestigious Langham hotel on 12th June, which attracted over 200 industry professionals. The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award was Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, Founding Partner and CEO at AFIG Funds, for his…

Blue is the New Green: Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Hits the Mark

Launch event attracts international experts to debate ways to harness Africa’s oceans LONDON, United Kingdom, June 14, 2018/ — The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World Oceans Day. The Forum attracted international experts and African government ministers to debate the economic…

Kwese Partners with Safaricom to provide world cup streaming services

By Nemuel Ondima Pay TV station Kwese  and safaricom have patnered to  launch a football streaming data bundles dubbed Giga Football Passes that will enable its customers stream live world cup matches on their mobile devices. This was aided through a pact signed by Kwese Iflix CEO Mayor Patel and Safaricom HOD consumer products and services Mr Franklin Ocharo at a colorful event at The Safaricom Michael Joseph Centre in Westlands Nairobi.

Abduction among highest evolving security threats in Kenya

When lawyer Willie Kimani, his driver and client were kidnapped and brutally killed by police officers, to many it was just another case of extra-judicial killing. But recent kidnapping statistics involving police, criminals, family members and friends could just confirm that this and other cases are the genesis of a worrying trend. And now, kidnapping has been listed as the leading emerging security threat in the country, in a recent launched report by the National Crime Research Centre. Majority of perpetrators are youths according to the report that covered 20…

Businessman charged with concealment and importation of prohibited Assorted Cables

A businessman was on Wednesday 30th May, arraigned before the Mombasa Chief Magistrates Court and charged with concealment and importation of prohibited goods worth Ksh. 6 Million. The accused, Samson Mbui Waweru is alleged to have imported assorted cables valued at KSh. 6 Million, concealed as mixed household items, plastic seals and hotel slippers. The charge sheet stated that on or about 23rd May at Consol Base Container Freight Station in Mombasa jointly with others not before Court, the accused person knowingly and fraudulently imported prohibited goods namely, inscribed East Africa Cables…

Afreximbank to sponsor Africa Innovation Summit (AIS)

The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) is delighted to announce and welcome the Afreximbank as a GOLD Sponsor. AIS acknowledge the commitment of Afreximbank to Africa and this important initiative to promote and support a new framework for innovation on the continent. The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde).…

Parliament contributes to gear South Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Parliament has taken up the challenge of keeping the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the national agenda and track progress made by every societal player. The South African Parliament is hosting a Round Table discussion on the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is aimed at affirming the centrality of Parliament in ensuring that the vast majority of people benefit from the fast-growing role of technological innovations and convergence in South Africa. The roundtable discussions scheduled for tomorrow, 31 May 2017 in Parliament, is one of a series of high-level engagements of leading…